Please read below about a special opportunity to support our extended HLL Family. As always, the HLL Board truly appreciates everything you all do to support our Little League community.
Many of you know one of our veteran umpires, Dennis Bannon. In 2011 he lost his son Jeremy in a motor vehicle accident. Jeremy was the executive chef at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse and cared very much about those less fortunate. He would cook at soup kitchens and homeless shelters in the area when not at the restaurant.
Since Jeremy's death, Dennis started a nonprofit named Jeremy’s Game and started the Hockey Fights Hunger campaign. Each year, a hockey game is held and players from various professional and top amateur leagues come to RVA to participate. Past participants have included NHL Stanley Cup winners as well as top ranked players from the Washington Capitals, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins and many other teams. Several former Richmond Renegades and Riverdogs also participate in the event.
Dennis has been an umpire here at Huguenot for many seasons and wanted to extend an invitation to all our families to come and support the cause. This year's game will be held June 8, 2019 at Skate Nation.
More information about the event can be found at www.jeremysgame.org.
Huguenot families can receive a 50% discount on tickets for the event. You can purchase tickets at buytickets.at/jeremysgameand enter promo code Huguenot.
We urge you to support this event and help make Jeremy’s dream that no one should go hungry one step closer to reality. Jeremy’s Game is an IRS approved 501 (c) (3) charity.
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
It's also important to note that this is a mandate passed down by Little League International. This is not something Huguenot Little League has control over or decided to implement ourselves. All Little Leagues are required to adopt this new standard on the time table set forth by Little League International.